Perfume Genius, "Slip Away"
Release Date: March 21
"Slip Away" takes off when its pumping bass-line a la Blue Man Group erupts into a starry, grandiose crescendo befitting of M83. It's a sonic surprise. Bust most surprising of all is that the artist singing "don't hold back / I wanna break free," is the same Mike Hadreas behind the reserved debut,Put Your Back N 2 It—softly fractured singing, charming reticence, twinkly piano and all. On his 2015 sophomore effort, Perfume Genius scaled up his skeletal avant-pop with grander levels of forthright ‘80s-synth glitz and glam. On "Slip Away," the ascent continues, and we're ever so thankful. — Ro Samarth